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BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province.

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    • 3.8 • 47 Ratings

BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province.

    Drought and heat across B.C.; examining voter turnout in municipal elections

    Drought and heat across B.C.; examining voter turnout in municipal elections

    Warm temperatures and drought are making October feel more like August. We'll hear from the Sunshine Coast Regional District about low water supply, and a farmer in Abbotsford about how the weather is affecting his crops. And in our second half, municipal elections are coming up, so how can we improve voter turnout? We'll talk to a political scientist and a campaign strategist.

    • 51 min
    A new campaign to combat ableism; remembering Loretta Lynn

    A new campaign to combat ableism; remembering Loretta Lynn

    A recent poll commissioned by B.C.’s Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (BCOHRC) found that one in four people with a disability has experienced discrimination in the last year. We'll talk to the B.C. Human Rights Commissioner, Kasari Govender, about a new awareness campaign: #RewriteTheRules. And in our second half, country music icon Loretta Lynn has died at age 90. We'll hear from a musician who was influenced by her, and take your calls.

    • 50 min
    Unseasonably warm weather has some worried about climate change; What are your fall baking favourites?

    Unseasonably warm weather has some worried about climate change; What are your fall baking favourites?

    B.C. environmental groups are taking the provincial government to court tomorrow. Then we're joined by CBC's Johanna Wagstaffe to talk about record-breaking heat this Fall. Next, two contestants from Season 6 of the Great Canadian Baking Show join us to take calls about your favourite fall baking dishes.

    • 50 min
    Examining David Eby's housing plan; marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    Examining David Eby's housing plan; marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    NDP leadership candidate David Eby is promising sweeping housing changes to B.C. if he's elected and becomes premier. We'll get reaction from the Condominium Home Owners Association of B.C. as well as the B.C. Non-Profit Housing Association. And in our second half, how are your marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation? We'll hear from author Bob Joseph, and take your calls.

    • 51 min
    Looking ahead to municipal elections; The Myth of Normal with Gabor Mate

    Looking ahead to municipal elections; The Myth of Normal with Gabor Mate

    Municipal elections are around the corner. We'll talk about engagement in local politics, and take your calls on what's influencing your vote. And in our second half, physician and author Dr. Gabor Mate joins us to talk about his new bestselling book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture.

    • 51 min
    What to do about B.C.'s soaring gas prices; finding hope amid climate anxiety

    What to do about B.C.'s soaring gas prices; finding hope amid climate anxiety

    Gas prices are going higher than $2.30 in much of the province—that's 85 cents more than it costs in Ontario. We'll talk to an economist about why this is happening here, and a personal finance expert about how to manage your finances. And in our second half, how can we find hope amid climate anxiety? Elin Kelsey, the author of Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think Is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis, takes your calls.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Dl3141 ,

Excellent

An excellent radio call-in show with guest that features important issues affecting BC.

ming of richmond ,

Beautiful B.C.

So interesting!

Chino-Baby ,

Too long for today’s lifestyle

The topics are good and the discussions interesting, at least for the first 15 mins.. after that I tune out and go to another podcast.
With a lot of choices in podcasts and limited time in life in general an hour long conversation is way too long ..

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